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• BirdNote Podcast RSS Feed • Birdwatch Radio
• GLRC: Environment Report • Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
• Naturesound, Digital recordings of Birds • NPR: Environment
• On The Wing • Parrot Science
• Rainforestinn.com's Podcasts • Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds
• RSPB Bird Notes • SciQ: Science Revealed Podcasts
• This Birding Life • Whooper Happenings
GLRC: Environment Report
A weekly update of environmental news and in-depth reports from around North America.
Updates: Mondays at 11:15am ET
Duration: approx 25 minutes

12/01/2009

Fish are swimming in hormones. Tanya Ott talks with a fish biologist about what stuff like estrogen in the water is doing to fish. And... we all hear about polar bears and penguins that are affected by climate change. But Lester talks with the National Wildlife Federation about the group's concern over the nation's fish and game species. (2003KB)

11/30/2009

Killer bees on the move. Mark Brush looks at the difference between honeybees and killer bees, and if the nickname is deserved. And... breaking the law with bees. Samara Freemark talks with a beekeeper in Brooklyn who's keeping hives... even though it's against city health codes. We take a look at illegal beekeeping in the Big Apple. (2003KB)

11/27/2009

Flushing out unwanted stowaways. David Sommerstein reports on invasive species that hide in ships. A new "swish and spit" law seems to be working. And... scavengers are in dire straights. Contaminated carcasses are killing off vultures and other buzzards. Ann Murray looks at how some people are trying to save nature's clean-up crew. (2003KB)

11/26/2009

Taking the Colonel's drive-thru to another level. Shawn Allee looks into mobile slaughterhouses for chickens. And... helping a feisty little animal go home. Barbara Jean Johnson heads out with researchers to bring a weasel- like critter back to Wisconsin. We'll find out what this animal... skunks... and Chanel No.5 have in common. (2004KB)

11/25/2009

A little help when you're out shopping. Samara Freemark has the scoop on a website - and cell phone app - that help you purchase safer products. And... there's no place like home for the holidays. And with Thanksgiving coming up, some families are trying to make it a healthier one. Julie Grant chats with one family who's trying to decide - healthy or hearty this year. (2003KB)

04/17/2009

Small cars were hot when gas was more expensive. Lately, nothing's selling. Some people think a higher gasoline tax would be a good way to get small cars moving off the lot again. Samara Freemark reports even auto dealers and automakers are lining up behind the idea of a hike in the federal gas tax. And... Lester takes a look at whether a gas tax would really fly... and how some people think government regulations and tax incentives are a better way to get more fuel efficient cars on the road. (1907KB)

04/16/2009

There's a big pile of government money being spent on roads, bridges, and buildings. Some are wondering whether the spending will help inner-cities or encourage more sprawling development. And? Some people are planting urban gardens in empty lots as a way to spruce up their surroundings and bring fresh produce downtown. But those lots don't stay empty forever, so finding a permanent home for urban gardens can be a tricky business. We have a story of one gardener who works with the changing landscape by making his gardens mobile. (1907KB)

04/15/2009

The White House climate change chief, Carol Browner, has dreams of a new energy future. We'll hear what's on her mind. Also... we'll find out what's growing in the newly-planted White House garden. And... many cities have been tearing down abandoned houses so they won't be left to rot or attract crime. Julie Grant reports some people are turning the empty lots into urban vegetable gardens. (1907KB)

04/14/2009

More bad luck for honeybees. Beekeepers are continuing to experience sudden die-off in their hives. Rebecca Williams reports researchers think they're a bit closer to figuring out why. And when you're feeling sick, tea with honey might make you feel better. Karen Kelly reports now some doctors are finding honey can also kill some types of bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. (1907KB)

04/13/2009

Congress is batting around carbon cap-and-trade bills to tackle global warming. Mark Brush reports oil and gas companies want to get pollution permits for free... but other people think they should pay for them. And... music from rare wood. Guitar makers need special wood, often from old growth forests. Tamara Keith has the story of how instrument makers are teaming up with Greenpeace to save some rare trees. (1908KB)

03/09/2009

Water, water everywhere... and a lot of it is bottled. It turns out bottled water uses a lot more energy than tap water. And Samara Freemark talks with an architect who created a website to re-use building materials. The 'Craigslist of Construction' is doing well - despite tough times. (1907KB)

03/06/2009

Who's regulating coal ash? After one devastating spill... Tamara Keith reports some people are asking just that. And, your cappuccino may have a conscience. Nancy Greenleese reports big multinational companies, like Starbucks, are functioning in some ways like charities. Critics think their motives are up for debate, but in some places they're doing a lot of good. (1908KB)

03/05/2009

Stimulus money for high speed rail projects will mean faster Amtrak trains, right? Well, not so fast. We talk with a spokesman for Amtrak who weaves us through their Byzantine budgeting process. And freight rail carriers are forced to ship certain toxic chemicals that kill people if they're spilled. That means they have to pay high insurance costs. Now, rail carriers are asking some chemical companies to share the burden. (1907KB)

03/04/2009

Dow Chemical is being sued by neighbors who live downstream from their manufacturing plants in Michigan. They've been living with dioxin contamination. And making the bus hip. It's never been THAT cool to ride the bus, but that's changing. (1907KB)

03/03/2009

An old debate about jobs vs. the environment with a twist. Some people say carbon cap-and-trade is a job killer. Others say it'll create jobs. Also... Kyle Norris finds more people want to grow their own food as a way to save money... and to get a better handle on where their food comes from. And... a new argument for a longer break from the workday. Lester takes a walk in nature with a researcher who has found that time outside can actually help you focus better... and make you more productive. (1907KB)

01/30/2009

A new BPA study suggests there's more to this story than we thought. Also, we'll hear about one town's serendipitous solution for icy roads. And... the bald eagle is a Comeback Kid. Eagle watches are a big draw. (1907KB)

01/29/2009

Trading lower mortgage rates for increased energy efficiency. And we talk to a researcher who thinks we should keep a close eye on greenhouse gases other than CO2. (1907KB)

01/28/2009

Cosmetic makers are expecting some big changes with the new Congress. And we go for a ride with some NYC cabbies and find out they're not so thrilled about the idea of changing their Crown Vics for gas-electric hybrids. (1907KB)

01/27/2009

President Barack Obama takes a stand on fuel emissions standards. Also, when you get a new cellphone, what do you do with your old one? We're off to a phone recycling center to see what happens to your cell once you're done with it. (1908KB)

01/26/2009

Frogs just can't seem to get a break. Global trade in frog legs is threatening their numbers & Paint fumes making you dizzy? More states are making new laws about healthier paint. (1907KB)

12/19/2008

A look at real vs. organic vs. artificial trees. And some publishers are promoting their "green" children's books... but will their preachy environmental messages work on kids. (1907KB)

12/18/2008

The lowdown on the new Ag Secretary and his $95 billion budget. And is the government lying down on the job when it comes to mattress recycling? (1907KB)

12/17/2008

A scathing report on a scandal in the Interior Department... and walking to school with gangs. (1907KB)

12/16/2008

Getting two government agencies to play nicely together... and it turns out a bad economy can be a good time for some businesses to go green. (1907KB)

12/15/2008

Power companies want to rent your roof... and millions of low-income Americans struggle to pay their heating bills. We'll hear what happens when your heat is shut off. (1907KB)

12/12/2008

An insider's look at Obama's environmental picks. And advice on holiday shopping from the Use Less Stuff guy. (1907KB)

12/11/2008

Demand for greener cars can't come from Congress. It ultimately has to come from you. And governments rely on volunteers to help save wildlife. Taking in baby bears. (1907KB)

12/10/2008

The happy buzz in Poznan has turned into a downer. We hear the latest from the climate change talks in Poland. And is George W. Bush doing some last minute shopping for big industries? (1907KB)

12/09/2008

Consumer groups sue the government over toxic toys and Congress wants to talk about it. And are environmental groups too cozy with big business? (1908KB)

12/08/2008

Scientists are hopeful that the federal government will be free from the pressure of political appointees. And for some communities, the dream of a pristine river flowing through a metropolitan area has been realized. We'll visit the stream and find out how they did it. (1909KB)

12/04/2008

Just how much of that industrial chemical is allowed in baby formula? The FDA changes its mind and says a little is o.k. And a conversation with the founder of the evangelical "Creation Care" movement. (1907KB)

12/03/2008

Climate change delegates in Poland have Barack Obama fever. We'll hear the scoop from a speaker at the convention. And there are toys on the shelves this holiday shopping season that will be illegal to sell in just a few months. (1909KB)

12/02/2008

World leaders head to Poland to discuss next steps for battling global warming. Business is good for those making casks to store nuclear waste. (1909KB)

12/01/2008

More air pollution on the horizon? And what happens after the nuclear power plant packs up and leaves town? Part 1 in our series on the legacy of nuclear power. (1907KB)

11/28/2008

With tough economic times, people are skipping the environmentally friendly food stores. And a bluefin tuna stocks are down and no one's listening to the scientists. (1907KB)

11/27/2008

Happy Thanksgiving! The scoop on the cranberry crop and gobbling with heritage turkeys - have a good one! (1907KB)

11/26/2008

Hollywood green. What do all these green celebs do for the environment? And it's not just about "An Inconvenient Truth" anymore. We break down green on the big screen. (1907KB)

11/25/2008

USDA redefines organic... again. And joy of joys we're having ToFurkey for Thanksgiving!! (1907KB)

11/24/2008

Big Three continue to look for a big bailout - will green strings be attached? And big city recycling is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. (1907KB)

11/21/2008

New study on womens' perspective of pollution. And a surprising look at what leeches into your food after a heat up in the microwave. (1907KB)

11/20/2008

EPA responds to a big fertilizer spill in the Chesapeake Bay - but does it matter if the pollution comes all at once, or in a constant stream from farm fields and cities? And one group wants to cash in on the growing number of algae blooms around the country. (1907KB)

11/07/2008

How will Obama's new gatekeeper handle environmental issues? And from the field to the table. One chef sends his dinner guests out to pick their own food. (1908KB)

11/06/2008

Animals will get some more leg room after California passes Prop 2. And turning coal into gasoline. The process sounds dirty, but in some cases ALL the CO2 can be stored underground. (1908KB)

11/05/2008

President-elect Barack Obama has a tough road ahead. We talk with the National Journal's Margie Kriz about his environment and energy plans - and we talk with David Orr who talks about the advice from the Presidential Climate Action Project. (1908KB)

11/04/2008

The prez-elect will need a cabinet. We talk with Christie Todd Whitman about the process. And does weather REALLY affect voter turnout? Also, an entrepreneur takes on the energy crisis - one air conditioning unit at a time. (1907KB)

11/03/2008

Drill, baby, drill. Okay, so then what? Both candidates support drilling. What effect will more drilling have? And a car sharing program that doesn't use one drop of oil for everyday errands. (1908KB)

08/26/2008

FDA okays irradiating spinach and lettuce. Fish virus might be suppressed by fisheries. County fair student exhibit: Biofuel. (98KB)

08/26/2008

Not everything at Democratic convention is as green as it seems. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board not doing its job. Woodpeckers need dead trees to survive. (98KB)

08/22/2008

Canadians go on singing hikes... and the nation's colleges get graded on their green initiatives. (98KB)

08/21/2008

A one-woman campaign to rip out her neighbor's lawns and replace them with vegetable gardens... and how far can we get on battery technology? (98KB)

08/20/2008

Farmers let cows make their own decisions... turns out they're pretty business savvy, those cows. And enjoy the summer heat while it's free... home heating costs are heading way up. (98KB)

08/19/2008

Even the Olympic host cities are trying to one-up each other - who's the greenest of them all? (98KB)

08/18/2008

Green modular home designer says eco-friendly should be available to the masses. Poll shows Americans split on drilling. Wildlife rescue hotlines. (98KB)

08/15/2008

Oil industry says environmentalists block drilling on the public lands open to drilling. Turn off the lights for migrating birds. Finding walkable communities. (98KB)

08/15/2008

CAFE standards based on out-of-date tests. Refineries cutting back to keep prices up. Environmentalists say no need for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (98KB)

08/13/2008

Bush administration insists it's not trying to gut the Endangered Species Act. Songbird populations are declining...so biologists are going to extremes to get a good count of those remaining. (98KB)

08/12/2008

Bush administration proposes cutting back on Endangered Species Act. A solar-powered purse. Bird nests: nature's architecture. (98KB)

08/04/2008

Environmental groups petition EPA to reduce farm pollution contributing to Gulf 'Dead Zone.' Farmers and Chefs hook-up using the internet. Young poets on nature. (1900KB)

08/01/2008

GM losses and Exxon-Mobil profits mean changes for the kind of cars we drive. Interview with Car and Driver's editor-in-chief. An experimental flash flood warning system could work better with climate change. (1900KB)

08/01/2008

President Bush's estimates for oil from offshore drilling may be flawed. U.N. is raising the thermostat for its headquarters- workers to wear less. Recumbent bikes in vogue. (1898KB)

07/30/2008

EPA ten years late for mercury pollution standards. Party animal can drink more than you! Real estate agents need green home training. (1899KB)

07/30/2008

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle mutilated and killed. Princeton Review ranks GREEN colleges. Household cleansers made at home from natural products: greener, cheaper. (1899KB)

03/19/2008

Christian right wing fights climate change legislation; building homes in natural disaster prone areas. (98KB)

03/18/2008

Fuel prices are up, but buyers of bio-diesel are not always getting what they pay for. And, increased corn ethanol production could mean more pollution in the Mississippi River system and the Gulf of Mexico. (98KB)

03/17/2008

The OTHER green beer... a look at the organic beer trend; Allergies are rising and it could be because we're too clean. (98KB)

03/10/2008

Environmental news of the week; Are organic imports from China safe; will oil refinery expansions mean more pollution; chasing killer whales to help save them. (98KB)

03/03/2008

Industrial designers and Closed-Loop manufacturing; Human and wildlife clashes in suburbs; Junkyard music. (98KB)

02/11/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (98KB)

02/04/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (98KB)

01/28/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (98KB)

01/21/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10521KB)

01/14/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (13664KB)

01/07/2008

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10265KB)

12/31/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10128KB)

12/24/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10559KB)

12/17/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9958KB)

12/10/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (11061KB)

12/04/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10108KB)

12/03/2007

Story of the Week from The Environment Report. Hosted by Mark Brush. (2750KB)

11/26/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10492KB)

11/19/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10455KB)

10/29/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8526KB)

10/22/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (13011KB)

10/15/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10435KB)

10/08/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9883KB)

10/01/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9436KB)

09/24/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (7869KB)

09/17/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10135KB)

09/10/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8122KB)

09/03/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9351KB)

08/27/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9851KB)

08/20/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9568KB)

08/13/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9568KB)

08/06/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (11646KB)

07/30/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10161KB)

07/24/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10161KB)

07/16/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (12072KB)

07/09/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10938KB)

07/02/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10082KB)

06/25/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10448KB)

06/18/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8109KB)

06/11/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8019KB)

06/04/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8964KB)

05/29/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (9485KB)

05/21/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (7263KB)

05/14/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (8618KB)

05/07/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10990KB)

04/30/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (10433KB)

04/23/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (7401KB)

04/15/2007

Weekly roundup of environmental news and in-depth reports from The Environment Report. Hosted by Lester Graham. (11229KB)

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